When do we use me and when do we use I, in a sentence where we’re talking about ourselves and another person? “Ali and me went for a walk”, or “Ali and I went for a walk”? “Gill gave presents to Matthew and I” or “… Matthew and me”?
I have to admit here that this is one I get wrong, I’m not sure whether I somehow learned it wrong, it’s sheer sloppiness, or that I get all psychologically discombobulated when I’m coming up to it (Don’t drop that! Don’t think of an elephant! have the same effect on people).
Anyway, there is a trick, as there so often is, and the trick is: Take the other name out of the sentence, and which of the words would you use?
“I went to the pub”, “He handed a glass to me”, “George said I was lucky to get a glass”.
Put the other person back in, and you get the correct versions.
“George and I went to the pub”, “He handed glasses to George and me” / “He handed me and George glasses”, “George said he and I were lucky to get glasses”.
So, do get it right in future. I’m looking at you, Liz